CUJC members competed in the London Universities senior championships on 12th Feb. Four members of the club entered and everyone came home with a gold.
First up was Max Wood who beat his opponents in the U60kg kyu grade category with an ippon from Ouchi gari and a hold down. Igor Gotlibovytch was up next and despite a shakey start and losing his first fight he came back to win the next three by ippon to claim gold in the U90kg novice category. Dave Saxton competed in the U73 kyu grades and cleaned up the division with a selection of drop seios and tomoe nages. Securing a hold down in the final seconds against the silver medallist earned him the gold. Kane Chandler fought in the U81kg dan grades and progressed to the semis where he met Matt Edmans from Oxford Brookes. After a close, hard fight Kane caught Matt with a big counter to proceed to the final. Kane performed a quick sumi gaeshi to win the final and take gold.
Well done to all those that fought – The result could not have been better.